According to Mayor Priya Rajan, most of the SWD work is finished and permits for road repairs granted.
What’s being said? As the northeast monsoon approaches, Mayor Priya Rajan is gearing up for a busy few months ahead. She said stormwater drain work at places like Kolathur and Pallikaranai is in full swing, and 95% of them are complete. The only thing pending is connectivity.
- Regarding a possible repeat of previous years with inundation, she said the city would have motor pumps in more than 100 locations. Contractors have been asked to patch dug-up roads with respective ward councillors being informed.
- Zonal officers have been instructed to complete the work at the earliest. Trying to prevent a repeat of water stagnation, the places that reported stagnation for more than 10 days have been earmarked.
Other issues: She also addressed other issues like women’s safety. She said the city had initiated gender and policy lab zones 4 and 5 under the Smart City project. Part of this involves installing cameras in places like bus stops and subways. On waste management, she said the officials would continue to educate the public on source segregation.